A loan to start rental business

Evans Ansu Amponsah

Kukuom, Ghana

1% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Evans Ansu Amponsah

Location

Kukuom, Ghana

On-time repayments

229 weekly installments  •  76%

About Me

Evans Ansu Amponsah is a business-minded young man very hardworking, honest and a graduate from the university of Ghana. I am from a small village in the Asunafo South district of Ghana called Kukuom. I am the seventh but unluckiest born of my parents out of ten siblings. This is because i was born with a disability condition. All my siblings leave together in one compound house with me and our parents. Though I enjoy most outdoor games which includes football, basket ball and several others, I cannot play due to my physically challenged condition. Yes! there are times in my life I thought of given up. My parents were not considering me as existing. I remember some time ago when I overheard my mother telling someone that she has nine and a half children. I knew from that day that I am a half rated human in my family. Sadly, this is because of my disability condition. I therefore took it upon my self to work very hard to ensure a better future. My parents didn't spend much on my education. To them, I could never be an advantage. A Catholic church in my village helped me throughout my education. After completion, I decided to start something on my own. At least to feed on. I run a stationary and printing shop in my village. Over the years, it has been the source of income for me. I am hopping to help others through my job.

My Business

Right from childhood, I realised that I am responsible for my own well being, survival and a successful life since my parents never showed readness for moral and financiaI support. To them, I was just a disadvantage sickler with nothing to hope for. All these negative thought about my personality didnt discourage me at all. I read so many books to motivate me. Since help was not comming my way, I decided to begin my own business. Since that time, I have been in business for the past two years up till now. I had a massive growth and positive turn of my business and life when Zidisha lend me a first helping hand loan to purchase a Lesser HP Printer and furnitures respectively which I paid up successfully. Many client from far distances visits my shop for printing. Recently, due the work load on a single desktop computer available in my shop, many jobs that should have been done in my shop are transferred to another shop. But thanks to Zidisha and kind lenders like you, I was able to raised a loan to buy one extra computer and again repaired my old computer as well. This has actually moved my business to the next positive level. With your help, I am able to provide more services to clients which in effect increase my profit with which I was able to pay up the loan on time with good payment record. I didn't enjoy this profit alone. I paid my tithe regularly at church and provided support to my family members as well. With the support from zidisha, I hope to expand my business to be able to employ several jobless university graduates and the youths in my village. It has been my dream to support others. This I want to do by opening a rental business to employ workers.

Loan Proposal

Dear Lenders,
Thank you very much for your continual support in my business. My books and stationary business is doing well. All my workers are very grateful to lenders. I am truelly grateful to you.
The farming season is just about to start. As such, it is my business plans to buy farming machines such as electronic sprayers, motor cycles, cutlasses and several farming tools to be used by farmers on rental basis. I have already hired expects to help me manage each machine. By involving others in my new project means creating job for the jobless individuals in my community. The rental business will be very sucessful. I am hopping to get $ 100 profit weekly.
I humble plead to lenders to kindly help fund my loan.

Feedback

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  • Helen Horseman    Nov 13, 2017

    Thank you for full repayment of your loan Evans for the frequent update.
    Best wishes for your business going forward.

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  • Nancy Hull    Nov 10, 2017

    Evans has been dilligent in his responsibilities as a mentor for another borrower I have supported. I am happy to provide the first 1% toward this new loan.

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  • Mary    Nov 8, 2017

    Evans deserves funding for any of his business plans. He has a clear vision of what he wants to accomplish, can adapt to changing markets and has created jobs to employ others in his community. I highly recommend funding any loan he applies for!

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  • Mary    Oct 15, 2017

    Evans is a fabulous borrower. I am thrilled at his vision for helping others in his community. He is what Zidisha is all about and brings great joy to me as a lender. He will be successful in whatever he does in the future. He has a clear vision of where he wants to be and takes the necessary steps to get there. I am proud of all he has accomplished and look forward to funding many more of his loans.

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  • Paul and Rachel    Jan 23, 2017

    Repayments earlier than anticipated and regular updates.

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  • Freewolf    Jul 5, 2016

    Excellent and early repayment.

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  • xtrahardware    Jan 3, 2016

    AAA!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$3,852.04

Date disbursed

Dec 6, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

26 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $141.94

Evans opted to pay $610.61 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

W

WinWinNL

The Hague, Netherlands

Laurie

United States

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

Mary

United States

CH

Christian Holck

United Kingdom

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